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5 free agent receivers to stay away from

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Sammy Watkins
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Receivers the Chargers should stay away from: 3. Sammy Watkins

There seemed to be nothing anyone could do to stop the monumental rise of wide receiver Sammy Watkins. He was quick on his feet, had great hands, wasn’t blazing fast overall but he always got to his spots on the field with crisp route running.

In year one, Watkins racked up 982 yards and six touchdowns. Year two was even better as Watkins registered his first, of what many believed would be countless Pro Bowl appearances. But while his career trajectory appeared to have him pegged as an all-time great, Watkins' production has hit rock bottom. Following his breakout sophomore season, Watkins just hasn't been the same. His best season since then came in 2019, when he racked up just 673 receiving yards.

At this moment, Watkins is a non-factor out there. This past season, as a member of the Baltimore Ravens, Watkins was essentially nonexistent. He finished the year with 394 passing yards and one touchdown. Watkins isn’t equipped or good enough to be a second option or even a team’s third-best player.

If the Chargers are in need of a practice squad player, however, they should give Watkins a call.